Chapter 1 Summary

What do I need to know from Chapter 1?

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

* Inductive reasoning – from specific example to arriving at a general conclusion (HYPOTHESES)

* Deductive reasoning – proving a specific conclusion from general statements (THEOREM)


3-minute video explaining the difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXW5mLE5Y2g


Review your 1.1 homework and see http://sites.gpc.edu/tlamar2/chapter-1-math-1001/

Estimation, Graphs, and Mathematical Modeling

* Rounding (see page 15) – digits to the right of the “rounding place” are dropped

More help with rounding https://www.mathsisfun.com/rounding-numbers.html

* Estimation is used to arrive at an approximate answer by using rounding and simplified arithmetic

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation.html

* interpreting circle, line, bar graphs

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/graphs/compare_graphs.html


Review your 1.2 homework and see http://sites.gpc.edu/tlamar2/chapter-1-math-1001/

Four Step Problem Solving

* Watch the “Check Point” videos in MyMathLab. Go to Multimedia Library, choose Chapter 1, section 3, and click “video” then “find now”.

Review your 1.3 homework and see http://sites.gpc.edu/tlamar2/chapter-1-math-1001/

On page 45 in your e-textbook, take the Chapter 1 Test. Each question has a video camera icon on the left where you can see the problem worked out after you try it.